All Boys Aren't Blue

All Boys Aren't BlueIn a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA activist George M Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to

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Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun AgeIn the midst of a family crisis one late evening, white blogger Alix Chamberlain calls her African American babysitter, Emira, asking her to take toddler Briar to the local market for distraction There, the security guard accuses Emira of kidnapping Briar, and Alix s efforts to right the situation

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Valentine

ValentineAn astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s.Mercy is hard in a place like this nIt s February 1976, and Odessa, Texas, stands on the cusp of the next great oil boom While the town s men embrace the comin

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A Good Neighborhood

A Good NeighborhoodIn Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son Xavier is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest All i

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U GiveA three time winner of Goodreads Choice Awards n nSixteen year old Starr Carter moves between two worlds the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood

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Small Great Things

Small Great ThingsRuth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with than twenty years experience During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she s been reassigned to another patient The parents are white supremacists and don

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The Girl with the Louding Voice

The Girl with the Louding VoiceA powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future n nAdunni is a fourteen year old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants an education This, her mother h

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Between the World and Me

Between the World and MeThis is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta Nehisi Coates offers a powerfu

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Whisper Network

Whisper NetworkFour women learn their boss a man who s always been surrounded by rumors about how he treats women is next in line to be CEO what will happen when they decide enough is enough n nSloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita are four women who have worked at Truviv, Inc., for years The sudden death of Truviv

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A Spark of Light

A Spark of LightThe warm fall day starts like any other at the Center a women s reproductive health services clinic its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage n nAfter rushing to the scen

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